Racking Horse

  Racking Horse Breed History The Racking Horse got its name from its four-beat, systemic gait, or “rack,” which is neither a pace nor a trot. Also, this breed features a natural single-foot gait, as it runs with only one foot at a time striking the ground. The first time that this breed’s ancestors were […]

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Velveteen Lop

  Velveteen Lop Breed History/Origin The Velveteen Lop is a newer rabbit breed that was actually named after the famous rabbit in The Velveteen Rabbit, a children’s story by Margery Williams. According to the Velveteen Lop Rabbit Club of America, Virginia Menden started to develop this unique breed in 1990. Her goal was to mix […]

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Siberian Rabbit

  Siberian Rabbit Breed History/Origin Originally bred in the United Kingdom around 1930, the Siberian Rabbit shouldn’t be confused with another breed that has gone extinct: the Himalayan Pointed Angora, which was also known as the Siberian. The breeds that were the foundation for the Siberian Rabbit are not known, but it is known that […]

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Gotland Rabbit

  Gotland Rabbit Breed History/Origin The Gotland Rabbit, which related to the rare Mellerud Rabbit, is an indigenous breed from Sweden that is now endangered and, therefore, rare. Unlike so many other pet rabbit breeds, Gotlands were not developed as part of a breeding program. Instead, they developed naturally in the wild over the course […]

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Swedish Hare

  Swedish Hare Breed History/Origin The Swedish Hare was developed as the popularity of rabbit sports grew around the world. Mirjam Gille and Linda Ahlsen started working on this breed in the early 2000s, and the first litter was born in 2004. A similar breed, known as the Elfin Rabbit, was also being developed at […]

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Deilenaar Rabbit

  Deilenaar Rabbit Breed History/Origin The Deilenaar Rabbit was first developed in a Dutch town called Deli in the 1930s. The breeder, Mr. Ridderhof, never revealed which rabbits he used to create this new and unique breed, but experts believe that the breeds involved were probably the New Zealand Red Rabbit, the Belgian Hare, and […]

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Sallander Rabbit

  Sallander Rabbit Breed History/Origin Agouti Chinchilla Rabbits and Dutch Thuringer Rabbits were bred by a famous rabbit judge in the 1970s in Holland, and that is when the Sallander Rabbit breed was created. More specifically, the breed has roots within the Salland region in the Netherlands. Known for its incredible color, the Sallander Rabbit […]

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